Energy Academy: 2nd Energy Union Future Leaders

Access for Women in Energy (AccessWIE) participated in the 2nd ‘Energy Union Future Leaders’ academy, organised by the Greek Energy Forum, a partner of AccessWIE, and under the auspices of the European Commission.

The kick off of the 2nd Energy Union Future Leaders Academy, organised by the GEF, partner of AccessWIE

Eleni Papadopoulou, member of AccessWIE, spoke about the energy transition, as well as the skills shortage faced in this particular sector where existing rhetoric is not terribly appealing to graduates to build a long term career in the industry.

Eleni Papadopoulou, member of AccessWIE, and the organisers of the GEF Energy Academy (from left to right: Michalis Mathioulakis, Thodoros Vavikis and Alex Lagakos)

Other distinguished speakers included HE Geoffrey Pyatt, US Ambassador to Greece; Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President responsible for Energy Union in the European Commission; as well as members of the European Parliament and professionals from leading energy companies.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President responsible for Energy Union in the European Commission, & HE Geoffrey Pyatt, US Ambassador to Greece

The security of supply in the oil and gas sector, geopolitical challenges and cooperation in the East Mediterranean, the challenges and opportunities of financing energy efficiency, the fundamentals of energy trading, the shipping aspect of energy, and European technology and innovation platforms were among the topics discussed during the three-day event.

The academy took place on 12-14 November 2019, at the American College of Thessaloniki, a division of the Anatolia College in Greece. Its objective was to educate students and young individuals on the significance of the European Energy Union and its benefits for the region and highlight the indispensable element of ‘regionality’ in contemporary European energy policy.

The delegates of the 2nd Energy Union Future Leaders

 

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